Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Second bridge and 17 Pdr AT Gun gets painted

As I start to plan a mini WW2 campaign I have been chipping away at some much needed 20mm scenery which will be used in the campaign, and which now includes a second bridge. As with my first bridge its made from balsa wood and with detail painted on. (A previous post goes into more detail on painting.)

A Bren Gun Carrier crossed the balsa bridge.
My 17 Pounder AT Gun, a kit bash of a 25 Pounder and 5.5 Inch Gun, has come together. I used the 5.5 Inch Gun carriage with wheels from the 25 Pounder kit. The gun is the 25 Pounder Gun with an extended barrel from my box of leftover bits and plastic rod. The shield was extended by sticking plastic card to the back and then cutting to shape. It is by no means an accurate model, its construction is more aligned to the approach of conversions described in Operation Warboard by Gavin Lyall - simple and strong. By the time it has some figures clustered around it and scenic material added to the base it will look the part.




6 comments:

  1. Its already recognizable at first gkance so, Well done!

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  2. Thanks Ross. I am quite pleased with the outcome for a simple conversion based on images found on the internet. Regards, Peter

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  3. I'm sure no German tank that comes under fire from that baby will care what shape the gun shield has. In fact, they probably won't care about anything for very long. Nice model, Peter.

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    1. Cheers John, Once finished it will be rushed into service. Regards, Peter

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  4. Really nice, always a big fan of kit-bash.

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    1. Thanks Norm, In Operation Warboard it provides the following modelling advice "Bear in mind that a conversion like this isn't saving you money, since you're getting one model for virtually the price of two. So make sure you really need the final result". So true, and the 17 Pdr is definitely needed. Regards, Peter

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